LASIK Safer than Contacts?

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

LASIK Safer than Contacts?

At The Eye Care & SurgeryCenter in New Jersey, we provide eye care for a large population of contact lens wearers and are careful to provide proper selection, instruction and follow-up for our patients. We also provide laser eye surgery for the correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism for patients from throughout the greater NY and NJ metro area.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just reported that Americans make nearly one million emergency visits to doctors’ offices and emergency rooms annually for eye infections. They indicate that most of these infections are related to improper use and care of contact lenses.

“When people contemplate having Laser Vision correction, one of the primary issues of concern is safety” shared Cornea, Cataract & LASIK Surgeon Joel Confino, M.D.  “These numbers from the CDC clearly indicate that the risk of eye infection related to contact lens wear is much greater than it is for LASIK.  We have endeavored to make the Laser Vision Experience as safe and comfortable as possible for our patients.”

If you or someone you know has questions about contact lenses, contact lens safety and contact lens problems or would like to learn more or schedule a free LASIK consultation please contact us at 800-504-1083, visit The Eye Care & Surgery Center or to schedule an appointment.

With locations at 592 Springfield Avenue, Westfield, New Jersey 07090, 10 Mountain Boulevard, Warren, New Jersey 07059 and 517 Route One South, Suite 1100, Iselin, New Jersey 08830, The Eye Care & Surgery Center is a leading NJ eye care practice conveniently located for patients from throughout central and northern New Jersey.